Phrank Shaibu, the Special Assistant (Public Communication) to Peoples’ Democratic Party presidential candidate Phrank Shaibu, indicted All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Sunday, accusing him of trying to mislead Aso Villa.
He said that contrary to the Tinubu camp’s denial, the former Lagos state governor met with five aggrieved PDP governors in London.
There were reports that Governors Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu), met Tinubu in London.
Tinubu’s media team have since denied the reports.
But Shaibu, in a statement titled “Tinubu wants to ride on village betrayal” obtained by journalists in Abuja, insisted that the former Lagos state governor met all five PDP governors in London.
He said: “I dare say that if the G-5 never met Tinubu, Wike would have been the one to deny it.
“Interestingly, while the news of the meeting, which was reported by several credible media outlets, was trending, two spokespersons for the APC presidential campaign, Festus Keyamo and Femi Fani-Kayode, took to social media to celebrate the support they received. Tinubu would receive from the G-5”.
He said it was amusing that it took Tinubu’s camp three days to deny the meeting, adding that “it’s also a terrible coincidence that the G-5 and Tinubu decided to travel to London at the same time and leave at the same time with Tinubu heading to Arabia.” Arabia and the other governors return to Nigeria.”
He claimed that Tinubu decided to deny the meeting because “the details of the meeting are too unclear and APC candidates in all five states are fighting back.
“All the G-5 governors are on the ballot except Governor Wike, and there is a fight by the APC and National Assembly gubernatorial candidates from the affected states where the G-5 governors dominate.”